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Cyber Student Application Deadline Nears

Students interested in submitting applications for the 2018 Secretary’s Honors Program (SHP) Cyber Student Volunteer Initiative (CSVI) have until March 15 at 3 p.m. eastern time, said officials at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The applicat …

CA Schools Focus on Security Careers

CSU offers a wide variety of cybersecurity degree and certificate programs to prepare students for a job. When it comes to job security in the future, cybersecurity is the answer. That is because cybersecurity is one of the fastest-growing fields, acco …

NM High School Students get Cyber Training

Students participating in the Cyber Infrastructure Training and Mentoring (CI-TraM) internship program, front row from left, Selena Montoya, Eliseo Holguin, Alayna Randall, Jillian Hughes, Sydnie Fossberg and Samantha Gay. Back row from left, NMSU facu …

Networking for Cybersecurity

Jaime Acosta, Ph.D., director of the Center for Cyber Analysis and Assessment, left, poses with and Salamah Salamah, Ph.D., associate professor in the Department of Computer Science and director of the Master of Science in Software Engineering program. …

Universities Land DHS Grants

An award of $5.6 million in Scientific Leadership Award (SLA) grants went to five Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs). The universities earning the grants are the City University of New York – John Jay College of Criminal Justice, Howard University, N …

Virtual Cloud Security Lab Aids Students

Dr. Mengjun Xie, a researcher at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, is developing a virtual cybersecurity lab for cloud environments.Photo by Lonnie Timmons III/UA Little Rock There is a movement afoot in Arkansas to improve cybersecurity skill …

Cyber Initiatives from CA University

Cyber vulnerabilities and attacks are some of the biggest challenges facing companies and people these days. New initiatives, however, by the Cybersecurity Policy & Research Institute (CPRI) at the University of California, Irvine may help quell those …

Coding ‘Sprinters’ in Hackathon Marathon

Each of the teams participating in the hackathon sat at a large round table to facilitate collaboration.Photo by Brookhaven National Laboratory Coding “sprinters” took their marks at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DoE) Brookhaven National Laboratory, …

Human Training can Boost Security Careers

It is easy to fall victim to the vastness of defending a security enterprise. After all, budgets are tight, personnel a few and far between and you have to be right all the time because a chemical plant’s system cannot go down. Yes, hackers can figure …

Experience Tops Skills for Security Roles

Cybersecurity skills shortage is rampant and everyone know it, but instead of worrying about finding bodies to fill open positions, more people are placing more importance on experience than qualifications, a new report found. Ninety-three percent of r …

Microsoft Opens Security Center in Mexico

Microsoft opened a new cybersecurity center in Mexico with the goal of protecting local users and those in the region. The goal of the new Cybersecurity Engagement Center in Mexico is to become a local hub for everything cybersecurity, while also worki …

Process Safety and the Next Generation

By Todd Stauffer There is no doubt significant progress in process safety has taken place with companies and engineers around the globe. This progress often ends up overshadowed when a process safety accident hits the news. RELATED STORIES Safety Proce …

Ground Control Maker Stays SHARP

Jennmar Corporation of Utah, Inc. always considered safety to be the most important objective for their people and their customers. Clearfield, Utah-based Jennmar Corporation is a family-owned company that focuses on ground control technology serving t …

Insurance Dilemma: Infrastructure Attacks

Cybersecurity is One Thing, but Figuring Out Where Insurance Fits into the Big Picture is Not So Simple These Days There was a period of time not too long ago when insurers had an easier time deciding on how much protection a manufacturing operation ne …

Canadian Security Institute Launches

The worldwide cybersecurity market is large and growing, with market sizing estimates ranging from $75 billion in 2015 to $170 billion by 2020. The size of the market is a response to the rising global cost of cyberattacks, which is expected to grow to …

Eighth Member of DHS’ TPP

The eighth cybersecurity technology transitioned to commercialization as a part of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Transition to Practice (TTP) program. ZeroPoint, an exploit detection and analytics tool funded by the National Science Foundat …

DHS Applications for Summer Internships

Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) Office of University Programs (OUP) is now accepting applications for summer internships in homeland security related science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) …

CyberSeek Tool for Seeking Job

It may soon be easier for cybersecurity job seekers to find openings and for employers to identify the skilled workers they need. That is because the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) launched CyberSeek at the 2016 NICE Conference i …

Grants to Promote Security Jobs

Grants totaling nearly $1 million ended up granted for five projects that are taking a community approach to addressing the nation’s shortage of skilled cybersecurity employees. The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)-led National Ini …

Summer Project: Securing Autos

Automobiles have been a security nightmare for years and one college student and a professor decided to take it on for a summer project. Auto security ended up mainstream over the years when two hackers Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek were able to bre …

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